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I got serious about learning to play bass passably about 7 years ago after years of guitar playing.
I still noodle on an old, beater nylon...
^This...except I just learned using the "E" string from day one.
•Started playing guitar during the late 1960s.
•Bought a P-Bass during the early 1970s but, never being able to warm up to it, I traded it for...
Additional update for those interested in the MIJ Mustang: Fender currently offers three, non-PJ Mustang basses in the USA:
Been up and down for me this month. Mostly down. Not working this morning or for the past couple of days. Have no idea what the problem is or...
Long-time guitar player and bonafide geezer, here. About 6 years ago, arthritis in both thumbs started making playing barre chords and holding a...
Here are some shorties I've played quite a bit. My favorites are the Guild Starfires, which are (in my personal opinion) the best sounding and...
I use this:
which is somewhat similar (and, like yours, also features a DI component).
Did somebody say...short-scale?
I practice a lot with one of these:
Yeah I saw him live back during the 1970s just with Herb Ellis (guitar), an upright bassist and a drummer (mostly brushes). Pass was a utter...
...back in 1953:
...when you're a guitar player (watch carefully, now):
For the purpose of expanding tonal possibilities, I run my Guild Starfires through these:
It's an older version of the one currently on the...
Not Telecaster...or even a Fender...or even a guitar.
But the saddles ARE brass:
If they're gonna stick with mahogany necks, I wish they'd bring the early '70s volute. That kinda beefed up the inherent weak spot in their neck...
There's a newer version of this pedal out now, but I've picked up a couple of these older ones used for pretty cheap and really like them:
These are all shorties:
Sub-$300 range (included pup upgrades): SX "Jazz" upgraded with DiMarzio DP-123 pups, SX "Precision" upgraded with...
"That's what the low E string is for..."
Works for me as well. I've tried using thumb rests and find them to be very awkward. If you like thumb...
Behold the Fender "Abuelo":
No active basses, here. I have a pedalboard-mounted pre-amp that runs off a Strymon power supply (was do my other pedals). Don't like depending...
Mustang bass is about 42" long, so your guess about SS Fenders not fitting is probably correct.
•ALWAYS practice with a time-keeping device of some kind: metronome, drum machine, rhythm tracks, recorded songs. When you practice without a...
My favorite practice amp is a Roland Microcube RX. At only 2.5-watts with 4X 4" speakers, it's not very useful for much else except practice and...
Mustang PJ in action: